gigantic, propulsive, lavishly drawn and smartly annotated global timeline of science and technology…Filled with hidden details and subtle wit

The New York Times

Timeline: Science and Technology

$39.99

Timeline is a visual history of the inventions, discoveries and technology that have shaped our world

Written and illustrated by Peter Goes

Translated by Bill Nagelkerke

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  • Description

    A big visual introduction to the world’s greatest inventions, discoveries and technologies for children, young and old. 

    Travel through time with this remarkably illustrated 80-page journey of our planet and society’s most fascinating technologies, from the first tools to the creation of YouTube and beyond. 

    The extraordinary illustrator Peter Goes, in his signature playful style, takes us effortlessly across the timeline of the world’s scientific and technological histories, past medical breakthroughs, remarkable scientists and innovators, from the Stone Age to the present day.  

    With a mixture of facts, figures, infographics and fun illustrations, each colourful detailed double-page scene covers a period in history, showing key inventions and discoveries in all parts of the world. The perfect combination of STEAM elements for school aged readers. 

    Every page includes talking points for young children and a chance for older children and adults to put their own tech knowledge to the test. 

    An accessible and fascinating timeline of science and technology, for every age. 

    “Gigantic, propulsive, lavishly drawn and smartly annotated” — The New York Times 

    Peter Goes lives in Belgium, where he works as a freelance illustrator. He has studied animation at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) and his other books include Timeline: A Visual History of Our World and Rivers. 


  • Book Details

    Country of Origin Belgium
    Reader Age 11-14 year, 6-8 year, 8-12 year
    Book Size
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  • Reviews

    1. Magpies

      Highly recommended. The short pieces of written text are suitable for reading aloud or for newly independent readers who will find the information riveting while at the same time manageable. This is the perfect book to have on hand in the home or classroom for quick reference and the perfect addition for collections of young readers to insight curiosity and wonder.

    2. The School Librarian

      Stunning to behold as well as a compelling read…this is a book that will repay frequent visits.

    3. The West Australian

      You don’t need to be a science nerd to find Timeline Science and Technology ‘un-put-down-able’. Anyone of any age can lose themselves in the illustrations and text of Peter Goes.

    4. Books for MKs

      I love the whimsical art style that illustrates each time period…It’s like a treasure hunt for knowledge! I am very impressed with the way each era is summarized, and the wonderful factoids about history.

    5. Stella Lees, Reading Time

      It is unusual, full of facts, and pictorially appealing.

    6. The New York Times

      gigantic, propulsive, lavishly drawn and smartly annotated global timeline of science and technology…Filled with hidden details and subtle wit

    7. ReadPlus

      This is a book to be shared between one or two readers or perused by an individual. There is so much information and knowledge to be discovered and those who love non-fiction facts throughout history will value this very different read.

    8. San Francisco Book Review

      5 STARS. Brilliantly portrayed in striking colors and spaced out in a graphic fashion that forces the eye to roam over the page and target in on specific figures and facts that pique the imagination…Belgian illustrator, Peter Goes, has produced an amazing pictorial assemblage of historical happenings from civilization’s beginning up to the present time…The stunning colorful format with the intriguing figures illustrating illuminating events in the history of our world is a book that will capture the interest of young readers and enrapture mature viewers as they reminisce through these historical images.

    9. The English Association

      There are plenty of fascinating facts. The style is playful with touches of humour and illustrations that make the information accessible…A compelling journey through science and technology that can be dipped into again and again…Highly recommended for school and home.

    10. Armadillo Magazine

      Even the biggest technophobe cannot fail to be impressed with the coverage, infographics and maps that make up this stunning volume.

    11. Kids Book Buzz

      Brilliantly portrayed in striking colors and spaced out in a graphic fashion that forces the eye to roam over the page and target in on specific figures and facts that pique the imagination…a book that will capture the interest of young readers and enrapture mature viewers as they reminisce through these historical images.

    12. Lancashire Post

      Ideal as a gift for all ages, and a superb reference book for children, and an invaluable resource for classrooms, this is the go-to book for all science and technology fans.

    13. Red Reading Hub

      If you’re looking for a book that presents the scientific accomplishments of humankind, from Paleolithic times to the present day, then this large format offering should fit the bill. Concisely written, it’s absolutely packed with exciting information…Peter Goes’ graphic art is alluring and playfully immersive, making it overall more of a visual history presentation…Recommended for home and school use. Browse for hours: You’re sure to learn something wherever, whenever you stop.

    14. Youth Services Book Review

      This large format book is an excellent way to browse through the scientific accomplishments of humankind…Goes’s playful graphic art channels the era, and the humanoid people, uniformly lumpen, demonstrate new technologies…this would make a fun gift.

    15. Bob’s Book Blog

      A non fiction large sized book like this is better than 20 web pages for the amount of information it has about inventions and technological change that has happened since the world began…Totally fascinating and essential for school libraries and in the home. My granddaughters already have my copy and are pouring over it.


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